Archive for April, 2008

Quilt Frame and Stove

April 30, 2008

Hubby and I went to Lowe’s after our visit with the folks on Sun. and we got the wood to make the quilting frame that I need to quilt some old quilt tops that I inherited from my mom. I got three of them. One of them is a Grandmother’s Flower Garden. I’m going to try to quilt it first. This is all new to me except what I remember from observing my mom and grandma quilt. I wasn’t “in” to quilting when I was younger, so I don’t remember very much about it.

It’s a beautiful day here today. Supposed to get into the 70’s, but it’s a little windy. We’ll have to work on this frame outside because it’s really big and I don’t have a very big house. The wind shouldn’t bother us much, though.

We also bought an outside wood burner when we were at Lowe’s the other day. We have a lot of wood from our downed tree limbs as a result of the ice storms. Hubby wants to burn them up and get rid of the mess in the yard. We have a wood-burning stove in the house, but neither one of us want to put up with the mess. It doesn’t give out much heat for the mess it makes.

We got it put together yesterday, but I had to go on to work, so we haven’t tried it out yet. Hubby doesn’t want to burn with the wind blowing like it is. It’s enclosed with mesh wire on all the sides and top, so I don’t think it would blow burning wood or ash around, but he wants to wait until a calmer day, so that’s ok with me. It’ll be nice to sit in our swing outside in the evenings and watch the burning wood in our little portable fireplace. I wish I could include a pic so you could see it, but, alas, you know my dilemma regarding that!

What’s Up with this!?

April 27, 2008

I haven’t been on here lately because I don’t have the option to add pictures any more. It’s driving me crazy that I can’t use pics anymore. WordPress has changed the look of the set-up and I’ve been all over the place trying to find how to add pics. What good is a blog if you can’t add pics? Nobody likes to just read everything. If I have to buy extra space to have pics, then I’m not doing it. Maybe I need to get a new blog, but then I’d have to change the name of my blog. Maybe I just can’t figure out how to add pics. I’m a real dummy when it comes to knowing the computer and how to use it. Anybody have any suggestions for me or can tell me what I’m doing wrong?